Teaching Loved Ones to Help Veterans Optimize their PTSD Care and Healing
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August 2020 -
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Impacts. We aim to improve the mental health, family functioning, and well-being of veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through developing and evaluating a trauma-focused, couple therapy for PTSD. We will use strategies from Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (ICBT) to help intimate partners support veterans during exposure therapy for PTSD (Prolonged Exposure; PE). We anticipate this approach will increase veterans’ engagement in PE, but also improve relationship functioning,...